Dedicated to sharing the righteous ideologies of veganism, ecology, environmental protection, human rights, and animal and earth liberation, Seattle based metallic hardcore band WAKE OF HUMANITY released their debut 7” in mid 2016 via Headfirst Records and now they’re ready to take their positive vibe and inject it into your spine on another series of live shows! The band will be doing a March Pacific Northwest US run with HOLLOW EARTH, Greg Bennick and HEIRESS and a West Coast US run with Tacoma, WA thrashers CROOKED CROSS, and it is our pleasure to announce an additional run of US West Coast shows, starting May 19th! Check out the details below and keep your eyes peeled, cause these guys are readying a new EP and even more touring. One of a couple of their live runs this year includes a European trek in July where they will be playing Fluff Fest and a Pre-Fluff show!
“At Capacity” 7” was tracked, engineered and mixed by Derek Moree at the Red Room and The Boiler Room, Seattle, WA from March-August 2015, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland, OR in September 2015. Additional vocals by Drew Wilkinson (read our recent interview at this location) and Niehl Brady.
WAKE OF HUMANITY is: vocalist Chris LaPointe, guitarist Jeremy Gruenewald, bassist Michael Chinn, and drummer Max Gruenewald.
The Pacific Northwest has a long and fruitful history of cultivating politically charged, heartfully impassioned and socially driven punk, hardcore and straightedge bands. Seattle, WA’s Wake of Humanity joins these ranks as growing into one of Seattle, WA’s most volatile and outspoken hardcore outfits on the stage today. Comprised of PNW hardcore veterans in both music and activism Wake of Humanity brings an urgent message in support of animal rights, the environment and human justice.
In their first release “At Capacity,” Wake of Humanity delivers a punishing sound of heavy hardcore with thought provoking lyrics that inspire you to make the world a better place. The record begins with a sample of a distant rainstorm and a lone wolf howling as it progresses into the bass driven track WA016F, a lamenting homage to the breeding alpha female of the Teanaway wolf pack who was recently murdered by a poacher just a mere 45 miles from Seattle. The EP wanders through an unapologetic call out of opinionated activists contradicting themselves in “Null and Void” and the horrors, pain and suffering brought on by vivisection in “Without Valor.” The EP concludes with the title track “At Capacity” where LaPointe agitatedly proclaims “WE ARE THE BOTTOM LINE” aimed at how as a species Homo sapiens have completely lost touch with non-human animals, the environment on which we rely and ultimately each other. The crushing breakdown and sing along at the end of the song paves the path for their next release which will prove to be as diversely energetic as it is dark and devastating.
March 16th – Vancouver, BC at The 333 w/ Hollow Earth, Heiress, Greg Bennick and Wasted Breath
March 17th – Bellingham, WA w/ Hollow Earth, Heiress, Greg Bennick, Chafe & Ruff Bummer
March 18th – Portland, OR at Post 133 w/ Hollow Earth, Heiress, Greg Bennick, Squalor & Screaming Skull
March 19th – Tacoma, WA at Real Art w/ Hollow Earth, Heiress & Greg Bennick
March 22nd – Seattle, WA at Black Lodge w/ Hollow Earth, Heiress & Greg Bennick
April 30th – Seattle, WA at The Highline w/ Trap Them, Call of the Void and Heiress
May 19 – Spokane, WA + CROOKED CROSS
May 20 – Boise, ID + CROOKED CROSS
May 21 – Salt Lake City, UT + CROOKED CROSS
May 22 – Las Vegas, NV + CROOKED CROSS
May 23 – Tempe, AZ + CROOKED CROSS
May 24 – Tijuana, MX + CROOKED CROSS
May 25 – Fullerton, CA + CROOKED CROSS
May 26 – Oxnard, CA + CROOKED CROSS
May 27 – San Francisco, CA + CROOKED CROSS
May 28 – Reno, NV
May 29 – Eugene, OR